Irish man sought after moped burglars rammed house

Irish man sought after moped burglars rammed house

POLICE believe an Irish man may have been responsible for robbing an unsuspecting victim at his doorstep in north London.

Officers said the man was robbed after two men tried to kick down his door and rammed it with their mopeds earlier this month.

He then opened the door and one suspect, believed to have an Irish accent, asked for “Johnny”.

A struggle began as he attempted to grab the victim’s watch while the second suspect entered the property and took a bag.

The pair then made their getaway, jumping onto mopeds, one black and the other blue, driven by two other suspects.

The robbery took place at around 22:30 on Friday, May 2, in Hampstead.

The area is among London’s most exclusive, with houses there known to fetch more than £2million.

High-profile celebrity residents include former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and chatshow host Jonathan Ross.

The two male suspects who approached the property are described as being aged between 18-25 years-old, one 6ft tall, with a slim build with an Irish accent, the other 6ft 2in tall with a medium build.

DC Andy Palmer, Camden Acquisitive Crime Unit, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who saw or has information about this incident.

“I am sure this gang is known to certain members of the community so I would urge them to contact police before someone is seriously hurt.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 2310672/14, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.